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Grill 41, Ottawa, ON

Grill 41

3.6
3.6
195 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steak
Grill Forty One restaurant is located in the Lord Elgin Hotel, in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Its fine dining menu, upscale decor and extensive wine selection will be sure to impress you.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Contemporary Canadian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 569-2126

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andrea Hockenhull

  • Private party facilities

    The Grill 41 team is looking forward to host any event you plan and to make it a memorable success!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (877) 652-7135

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Elgin Street and Slater Street

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 195 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. DE

    DrEgad

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good. We ate there out of convenience and were pleased with the food and service.

    Grill 41Responded on September 17, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review Grill 41. Hopefully we will see you again!

  2. DF

    DianneF

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We had a very pleasant server and the food arrived quite quickly. My husband had halibut with puréed green vegetables (he thinks it was peas), some broccoli and mashed/puréed potatoes. It looked gorgeous but it was incredibly bland. I had the 10-oz striploin (the smallest steak on the menu) with seasonal vegetables and a baked potato served with a whisky jus. The server never asked how I wanted it cooked and I didn’t notice that oversight until it arrived. Fortunately medium is okay for me. The amount of fat around the edge of the steak and gristle throughout it was not okay; by the time I removed those things, the steak was likely 7-oz. The other issue was the potato. I had asked for plain but it arrived buried in sour cream and chives. The waiter apologized and returned it to the kitchen. 10 minutes later he returned with a plain one. I had to cut away a large black area (bad, not burnt) from one side of it before eating it. Fat, gristle and potato aside, my meal was tasty although that was mostly because the whisky jus was actually delicious as were the seasonal vegetables. The meals and a gin-and-tonic came to $139. Too much given the quality of food. I very much doubt we’ll go back and I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to family or friends.

    Grill 41Responded on September 17, 2022DianneF, Thank you for taking the time to give us specific feedback about your experience. We will be sharing your comments with all of our line staff so they see the importance of the details in food quality. In terms of service it is imperative that we get the proper temperature from the guest as well as fixing these quality issues during table checks. Thank you again for taking the time to give us this valuable feedback.

  3. TC

    TinaC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Expected more. Service was slow, steak was perfect, sides were underdone
  4. f

    frankd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    waited 1:30h for my food with 4 clients in the restaurant! had an overcooked steak and a raw salmon.....my bill was 170$ with one glass of wine!! terrible! ill never go again!
  5. S

    Shabob

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    If going for breakfast it is better to go for the buffet. Cost is comparable to the menu and buffet offers all but the poached eggs and salmon.
  6. V

    Viviblue

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter Scott was friendly and knowledgeable with great wine suggestions. I recommend the nachos, and the salmon. A wonderful evening on #Grill41 patio, ambience made perfect with the weather. #summerinOttawa
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Out for dinner with sister in law and brother in law ahead of a shoe at the NAC The server did her job well but wasn’t terribly friendly. There was maybe one or two other tables with guests, so you would think they’d have time to be a bit friendlier, or to connect with us. It was business like. Food was great, ambiance great, nice and quiet. Really nice place.
  8. G

    Gwen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was good. However our evening was somewhat disappointing as we booked it in order to enjoy the Jazz Jam session advertised on the Jazz Fest Program. The Program indicated that this would be a nightly event during the festival. There was no indication that July 1 was excluded from this.
  9. ID

    IanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good service when we needed it to be timely. Also helpful.
  10. TT

    TonyT

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We looked at the menu ahead of time and figured it was a really fancy place because of how high the prices were. We got all dressed up and walked in only to realize it was basically a pub. It was ok, but not worth the price. Nothing special. We expected more.
  11. JD

    JennD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We had brunch reservations for 10am on a Sunday - the environment was nice but busy, and the staff/kitchen were clearly overwhelmed. They had run out of certain foods (milk, sausage). The food we did order didn't arrive until well after 11am. The kitchen had lost/misplaced our order, and when the food did come out, there were things missing that we had to request. The server was great, apologetic, offered to cut our bill in half which was very kind of him. We have no complaints about the server. The overall feeling of the restaurant and hotel, however, was that they had taken on more than they could handle that weekend. The staff seemed to be trying very hard, just with minimal resources.

    Grill 41Responded on May 30, 2022JennD, Thank you for taking the time to review Grill 41. Yes we did have a shift that morning that was overwhelming to our team. We have reviewed it and have made some adjustments to our ordering, staffing levels, etc. We hope that learning from that experience is going to make us stronger for the future. We appreciate your feedback and hopefully you will give us another chance so we can make it right.

  12. MO

    MichealO

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    The best thing was the charcuterie board - it was quite excellent They ran out of the poached pears for the salad my wife ordered. The burger was fine but for the money I expected more. Wine selection is limited. Service started out rough but improved greatly by the end of the meal. Maybe for breakfast...

    Grill 41Responded on May 30, 2022Micheal, Thank you for taking the time to review Grill 41. We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We have seen a dramatic increase in tourism traffic in Ottawa over the past couple of weeks so we have struggled to keep up with the demands for certain menu items. You will be pleased to know that as of May 20th we launched our new wine list that has a larger portfolio. We hope that you give Grill 41 another chance.

  13. AB

    AnnieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our server didn't seem happy to be working. They seemed so rushed when the restaurant was not even half full and although they were four. It's not a big place, around 75 seatings. Food was very good. Limited menu and wine selection.

    Grill 41Responded on May 30, 2022Annie, Thank you for taking the time to review Grill 41. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us and the service was lacking. We are making changes to be able to better serve our guests. We hope to see you back soon.

  14. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Helpful and friendly service. Food could be delivered warmer but tasty when it arrived.
  15. MD

    MartinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mother's Day brunch was absolutely perfect!!!!
  16. EL

    ELLE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ce fut un merveilleux Bruch de la fête des mères!! La nourriture est superbe; les plats sont étalés et attrayants à l'oeil...que dire des délices!! Yumm! Nous allons revenir sous peu!!
  17. TG

    TiffanyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time at Grill41. Complimentary Mother's Day Mimosas. Great service. Great food.
  18. WG

    WilliamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Ordered flatiron steak which had me concerned, sometimes too thin, no worries flavorful, perfectly cooked and nicely spiced. Not overpowering, good amount of food. My wife had the salmon and loved it. Waitress Cathy was very accommodating, she helped us pick out a wine and gave us a taste of several to decide. Lovely evening. We will definitely go again. next time we are in Ottawa. Bill and Jean Garnier
  19. JC

    JohnC

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We stayed at the Hotel & breakfast at the same location was perfect. Staff were friendly & helpful. We chose the buffet due to the variety. The eggs, bacon & sausage were just warm, but overall the variety was very good.
  20. BD

    BarryD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    the restaurant was not busy at all but the kitchen was extremely slow. the waitress was pleasant. the food was adequate but nothing to recommend.
  21. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Sad, Easter 2022 family buffet. Looks tired. Ran out of food eg smoked salmon. Servers serving themselves.
  22. a

    allyquin

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and nice. It was my fiancés birthday and she made him feel special and was kind. The special of the day soup and the gnocchi I had were delicious! My finance got the wagyu and now I understand why they’re such a big deal. Great restaurant, ample parking in the street. We will absolutely be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Very nice restaurant, the food is also good and the good vibes. Perfect for get out with friends
  24. HM

    HaroldM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    I looked for a restaurant within walking distance of the NAC. Raining we walked to two doors that were locked ... no signs to indicate enter through the hotel.
  25. R

    Robertn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just excellent thank you, we will go back again to try the patio this summer.
  26. BG

    BrigitteG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food, Good service! Great Bar! Certainly i recommand
  27. CD

    CynD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Not all menu options were available. Serving was extremely small for the cost.
  28. JL

    JoanneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great ambious was a little loud the language of other guessed was a not the best he said the "F" too many times.
  29. SH

    SandraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first experience and we guarantee that we will be coming back for more. The atmosphere was very joyful and the setup was beautiful. We were very blessed by the service. The meal was exceptional. Can't wait for when you reopen. Wishing you and staff a very Blessed New Year. May you stay safe My prayers for you and staff will always be one of joy, peace and laughter. God Bless you today and always. Sandra
  30. RD

    RogerD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had a great evening. The service was great the food was really good. All in all it was a great way to spend Christmas.
  31. BA

    BonApetit

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We had the Christmas Eve menu. Food wasn’t great and the decor is gloomy. Not much choice that night but for a regular dinner out I’d pass
  32. NW

    NancyW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I hate to leave bad reviews but we were only in Ottawa for one night and I think that someone hijacked TripAdvisor. It just wasn't good but I think things were just opening after being closed for a while.
  33. SM

    SkitzyMcFritoes

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always wonderful. Our server, Sue, was delightful.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Place was dead empty
  35. NL

    NathanL

    Ottawa

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio supper was great...every time I go to this place I am reminded of how great it is. Stop by and have some food you'll enjoy it! We had simple stuff but it was well done. I had the Brisket sandwich and my wife had the Steak Frite. We'd order either again in a heartbeat.

    Grill 41Responded on August 7, 2020NathanL, Thank you for taking the time to review Grill 41. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hopefully we will see you back on our patio soon. True regards, Jennifer Merrett Director of Food and Beverage

  36. F

    Foody

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food quality was very good. The presentation of the caesar salad blew me away!
  37. CJ

    ChristianJ

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Band was playing but was too loud for the space. Food was great. Prices a little high.
  38. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a very enjoyable Valentines Day experience. They had a lovely 4 course dinner menu with a great choices. It was more food then I could eat and I enjoyed each course. My only disappointment was that my steak was not cooked to medium rare. It was more medium to well done. The restaurant was buzzing and it was a busy evening. The service was very good dispute the many dinner reservations. We felt a little rushed with the speed of each course coming out. Not rushed to leave the restaurant but just food coming out too soon, one course after another. A unexpected touch which we enjoyed was the little band playing live music in the background and they decorated the tables beautifully for Valentines Day. Overall a very nice experience.
  39. BP

    BillP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The initial ambiance was nice, with a card with our name on the table, menus in place, etc. But the food and noise level was not up to the mark for a good restaurant, especially on Valentine's night. But when I wanted to order a la carte (I have to eat gluten-free) the server balked at this, and finally agreed after going to the maitre d'. The chef needs to go back to chef school. My wife and i ordered our steaks medium; mine came well-done and hers was rare. When he asked how the food was, I pointed mine out to our server, who apologized and gave me a free dessert. My wife was too embarrassed to say anything, and shouldered her way through hers. The live music that came later was far too loud. The couple next to us complained, then took their food up to their room to eat. The food was otherwise good, but in general things were not up to a five star hotel.
  40. AT

    AbsintheThinker

    Ottawa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My first visit to Grill 41. Very pleased with the atmosphere, service and fare. We were seated adjacent to a window overlooking Elgin Street and Confederation Park. SO nice. My dinner guest on this evening had a few minor dietary issues. The service staff and the food prep people were extremely open and accommodating to her special requests. We felt comfortable and welcomed; taking our own sweet time with ordering, and lingering. The music selection was excellent, and the volume perfect! The entire event was enjoyable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grill 41 using the Order Online button. Grill 41 also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Grill 41 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 569-2126.

Grill 41 is rated 3.6 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
Google Map for Grill 41

100 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Elgin Street and Slater Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Contemporary Canadian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrea Hockenhull

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 569-2126

  • Private party facilities

    The Grill 41 team is looking forward to host any event you plan and to make it a memorable success!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator : (877) 652-7135

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